WOYWW time again.

I know I say this every week, but sheesh where do the weeks go? It’s time again to become a nosy Parker and to ogle all the desks you can find over at the lovely Julia’s place

I’m cheating a little this week, as I’m currently writing this on Tuesday evening. Tomorrow will be more of a what’s in your kitchen Wednesday rather than what’s on your work desk Wednesday much like today was. I’m currently in the throes of a two tier cake, covered with home made marshmallow fondant. I promise pictures next week.

Anyway, last week I had me a good moan about my bridezilla and her unreasonable demands, but I’m delighted to report that I’m all done and they’re winging their way to her as we speak. Thank you for all of the lovely comments and support, it really helped perk me up.

What’s on my work desk is pretty much the remnants of the invites, plus the usual rubbish I never seem to find time to put away.




I also made good use of my new K-mix and made these Raspberry Trifle Cupcakes, vanilla sponge filled with Raspberry compote and topped with a real vanilla custard, edible glitter and sprinkles. My husband took them into work to test drive the new recipe on his colleagues, and I’m pleased to say they were a resounding success!




The black speckles are vanilla seeds, not dirt. Haha!

I think I managed to get around all of the desks last week too, yay me!

See you next week!


64 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. traceymetcalfe
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 05:17:57

    wow those cakes look yummy..think i could test those for you?!!
    have a great week.
    ps i have some nearly a year anniversary blog candy! trace x 58


  2. Darnell J Knauss
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 06:00:03

    Oh, you are naughty, naughty, naughty, the way you showcased the cupcakes close, closer, closest!! Not nice at all. I’ve drool running all over the place . . . Have good times in the kitchen and I’m glad that B (not as in “bride”) is out of your hair! Darnell #55


  3. dominodiva
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 06:44:00

    I can just imagine those cupcakes were a resounding success – they look delish!
    Glad the dreaded wedding stuff has gone now and all you have left is the aftermath to clear away – take a breather and then start. After what you went through I imagine chill time is in order.
    Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #20 xx


  4. ukmaryanne
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 06:58:18

    Yummy yummy. Tooo tempting. I always photo onTuesday what I WILL BE working on on Wednesday. That way, when I get done commenting and post my Thursday post any latecoming WOYWW folk can see the progress. Works for me! Not cheating at all.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (1)


  5. Red Kitty
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 07:28:16

    oooh those cupcakes look delicious. x


  6. helen
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 08:01:26

    Oh my I love those cupcakes…. bet they taste just yummy! Have a good week. Helen, 26


  7. Eliza
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 09:03:19

    Oh my goodness what devine cupcakes, with real vanilla custard, I have food allergies and custard is one of my favourites, but it must be made with egg and vanilla, no powder otherwise aniphalaxis reaction in the making. I so want to eat one, but couldn’t coz of the sprinkles. Ok I am have a cyber cake as a compromise. So yummie, my mouth is drooling for more. LOL

    Love the desk all natural and crafty, thanks for sharing and thanks for the cake.



  8. Anne Rx
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:11:28

    Your cupcakes look absolutely delicious and I love the sound of homemade marshmallow icing too. Thank goodness the bride is out of the way now, literally – lol. Please don’t show us too many more cakes, they make me drool……not a pretty sight. Crafty hugs, Anne x #57


  9. sandra de
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:40:33

    Wow your cupcakes look amazing and then I read what was inside. They sound delicious.
    Sandra @105


  10. Peggy Cain
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:00:57

    those would be perfect for my breakfast today LOL Your desk looks pretty busy! have a great day and thanks for stopping by my desk


  11. Bridget Larsen Australia
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:35:34

    I tried licking my screen when your cupcake appeared but it didnt work, smellavision isnt around yet sigh. Off to check out your post for last week and follow the bridezilla saga lol
    Bridget #28


  12. LLJ
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:40:15

    Get the kettle on Mrs – I’m coming around for coffee and cakes at your place!! LOL. Glad that your bridezilla is happy with the invites etc 🙂
    Hugs, LLJ #3 xx


  13. Jaki Morris
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 11:53:30

    What a lovely desk, so much to see! Cakes? Mmmmm put the kettle on

    Jakix #101


  14. butlersabroad
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 13:05:49

    I’d be a willing participant in any taste tests if you need more people, lol! Glad to hear the Bridezilla is happy and you can move on to other things at last. Is that a Primrose Bakery cookbook on the corner of your desk? I have to admit to being very partial to my little car, I’ve owned her since 1989!! Thanks for signing up to follow me too!

    Brenda 5


  15. Geri @ eatpaintlearn.com
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 13:58:25

    Those cupcakes look delish! Hope you like the recommended apps – my favorite is Sketch Club, but I like how Paper is designed as a journal. Happy WOYWW!


  16. Helen
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 13:59:37

    Hi Zoe thanks for popping in to see me – glad you liked my chest!!! 🙂 Had to say it sometime. Your cakes look and sound delicious . Do you eat while you craft? What a fab combination. Your cakes could inspire your art and vice versa. I see a pretty red, blue and custard yellow card in your future! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 89


  17. Sylvia/LittleTreasures
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 14:09:39

    Oh would those cupcakes be good with my morning coffee!!! Desks are meant to be messy…and can’t wait to see this cake you are designing.. Have a fun week and Happy WOYWW #42…oh I remember the #..


  18. Angie ...aka Shozzy
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 14:15:16

    Forget the desk …give me those cup cakes ….my tongue was almost stuck to the screen. xx#93


  19. Diana Taylor
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 14:24:09

    Gosh, those cakes look and sound scrummy – hope you have a good week –
    Diana xx


  20. twiglet
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 14:28:48

    Funny how no-one is bothered about the desk today!!! Yum! x Jo


  21. 505whimsygirl/Kay
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 14:52:06

    Oh, so glad you are done with bridezilla! I have never done wedding invitations and having heard of the stress involved I can safely say that I never will! hee hee

    Like everyone before me, I am in LOVE with your cupcakes! It’s not even 9:00 a.m. here and yes, one with my coffee would be perfect! I love vanilla so the little specks of brown only make my mouth water more!

    Thank you for visiting me already!!

    Kay #36


  22. Jennifer Ingle
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 15:13:14

    Ummm….so now I just REALLY WANT CUPCAKES. Just say’n. Like a lot. LOL!


  23. April
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 15:24:26

    OH MY GOD!!!! Them cupcakes look delish!!!!!! ok…. now focus… back to the desk… I’m pleased you managed to get the invites done, I don’t like crafting under pressure it can sometimes take the pleasure out of it, I bet she loved them and I guess she’ll be happy to have another item ticked off her list. April #102


  24. mary pat
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 15:29:34

    oh my golly those cupcake look amazing!!!!

    mary pat #112


  25. BJ
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 15:53:17

    WOW they look delicious, I can’t cook for toffee, wouldn’t even know where to start and what on earth is a K-mix??? Thanks for stopping by BJ#4


  26. mark
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 16:59:16

    happy woyww, im glad you hit your deadline, those cup cakes look scrummy.


  27. Sarah
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 17:03:43

    Ooh those cakes look good! If you need any more volunteer testers just let me know! Thanks for visiting my blog today, happy Wednesday! Sarah (88)


  28. Nora Clemens-Gallo
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 17:21:35

    Those cup cakes look delicious!!! yummmm!! I like all the goodies you have around your desk!

    have a great day!


  29. Carol Clements
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 17:23:35

    I want to eat the cup cakes. Not sure what K mix is.
    Happy WOYWW
    Thanks for stopping by



  30. kay
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 17:34:23

    bet you are relieved to have finished with the wedding stuff,your cakes look so yummy
    thanks for visiting me
    happy blogging
    kay #69


  31. Becky G.
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 17:59:24

    Congrats on finishing the invitations 🙂 Can’t wait to see the cake, sounds delicious. Your cupcakes sure do have my tummy growling…


  32. Princess Judy
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 18:17:51

    I’m not a big cupcake fan, but I would totally try those. They look that good! There is quite a bit of stuff on your desk. I think I’d hide out in the kitchen today too given the choice. Judy #135


  33. Daniella Hayes
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 18:32:57

    Your desk looks very creative and those cupcakes DELICIOUS!! Glad bridzilla is over!
    Happy WOYWW!


  34. fairy thoughts
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 18:55:40

    oh wow those cakes look so fab they are making me hungry.
    great busy desk
    janet #11


  35. Jan McC
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 19:34:53

    Your desk looks wonderfully used. Glad your B work is done for you. Oh shoot, I don’t have one sweet thing in the house to eat. Shame on you for showing me those scrumptous cupcakes. #118


  36. Mikes Gal
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 19:47:02

    Wow, your cakes look fantastic with perfect icing. Could just eat one of those 🙂

    Thanks for popping over to my blog. Happy WOYWW x


  37. trisha too
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 20:12:25

    Right. I don’t even care what’s on your desk, I’m just looking at those awesome cupcakes!!! Please, what is your frosting recipe? I can just tell it’s delicious!

    Happy WOYWW to you!
    trisha too


  38. Danielle
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 20:21:08

    The cupcakes look yummy! I use my husband’s office for my experiments, too! Dani31


  39. Cindy
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 20:28:10

    Who cares about the craft desk – I went straight to the cake piccies! Drool! yum yum!! Thanks for popping by to see me. Cindy #14


  40. Debs
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 21:35:39

    Loved the post about the wrong link, so I just had to come and visit your desk!! Me thinks you need a bigger desk, because the alternative is to have less crafty stash……but that just isn’t an option!!! 🙂 I’m trying my hardest to reach in and grab a delicious cupcake but it’s not working …… yum yum! Debs #146


  41. Judy McCarthy
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 03:05:55

    HmmmYUM!!Love those cakes!


  42. RosC
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 03:35:04

    Those cup cakes look ve-ry professional. No wonder they were a hit at the office. Good to look at your desk – it always intrigues how many products are common across the desks. Ranger is sitting on a gold mine! Thanks for visiting.
    Ros #121


  43. sandeesetliff
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 04:28:22

    My mouth was drooling by the last cupcake!! Now, I have a question, did you have Ms. Julia remove the bad link, cause I was #49 and then I turned into #47 somewhere along the way…lol..so much for giving everyone my number! Too funny! I wish you lived close to me so I could be a personal cupcake tester for you! HA! waving the #47 from the hills of North Carolina 🙂


  44. Lisa
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 05:10:34

    Wow love the cupcakes. Could you sende the recipe to the icing ontop? I noticed the bakery book on your desk is it a good book? You desk looks so full of creativity I like the look of the clear chevron bag I saw on the left side.

    Lisa #9


  45. patsy
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 06:38:54

    Doesn’t Bridezilla read your blog? :^) Glad to hear you’re done with the invites, and the cupcakes look mouth watering.


  46. Di
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 07:11:09

    Fab cakes! Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx


  47. jan spencer
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:18:01

    A lady of many talents obviously, I wouldnt be brave enough to show any cakes I make I can tell you.


  48. joiscrafty
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:36:07

    Sometimes I wish I had a sweet tooth as those cakes look inviting. Well done getting round everyone last week, I’ve only managed that once……
    Joanne x


  49. Spyder
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:44:23

    yes, you’re like me, push everything back and make a space to craft in and then I scrolled down and see those lovely cakes! YUM! Haven’t made a cake in years! hubby’s taken over the cooking!! Bit late, as no internet much yesterday! HaPpY WoYwW ((Lyn)) #32


  50. julie woodward (paperpathway)
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:45:05

    Thanks for the coment on my beach hut mini. I have been looking at some of your posts you love playing and experimenting. Your projects look very exciting!!! The cakes look scrummy!!!
    X julie 114


  51. Zoe Young Kirkby (@CraftygasheadZo)
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 09:54:58

    Oh my those cakes look yummy! Glad your invites got done and dusted. Take care & enjoy the snooping this week, am determined to get round everyone even if it takes me till next week! Zo xx 70


  52. Shaz in Oz.x
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:31:53

    Hi there Zoe ah those little pecks of dirt in the custard make it look even more yummy to me and am sure they passed the taste test and farewell to Bridezillas huh bet you you were glad to have it done! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #50


  53. Morti
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 12:47:53

    Madam – you are teasing us with those cupcakes! I think I might be needing to go and find the recipe. So many cupcakes these days are dull with so little topping – yours look and sound fab!

    Thanks for stopping by….


  54. Karen T
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 15:37:24

    Loe your workdesk, and the Primrose Bakery book looks as scrummy as your cupcakes….gorgeous! Happy cakes indeed. Happy WOYWW Karen 86 x


  55. Clare
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 15:39:28

    So how do we get hold of one of them cakes?


  56. Amanda (Scrappnbee)
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 17:29:35

    You had me at marshmallow fondant! (Can’t wait for the pics). Those cupcakes look super yummy. Totally jealous of hubby’s co-workers. Enjoy a breath or two before the next project. Thanks for visiting! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda x61


  57. peggy aplSEEDS
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 07:33:53

    happy WOYWW! wow, you are multi-talented! those cupcakes look so yummy!
    thanks for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS


  58. Bernice
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 09:10:55

    Oh yummy looking cupcakes! I’ve just finshed making wedding invites for my niece – now I need to start on 150 orders of service.


  59. Shoshi
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 21:59:30

    Thanks for your lovely comment, Zoe – at last I’m starting to feel better thank goodness, after a really rough week, but I did bring it on myself with seriously overdoing things recently. Worth it, and fun though!

    Cake always makes things better, I find. Those cupcakes were positively drool making lol!!! Nice busy desk too – love “bridezilla” lol lol!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15


  60. Laura (@Bookworm)
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 23:18:33

    Hurrah for having the invitations all done and on their way. Those cupcakes look utterly delicious. Lucky husband and co-workers. 🙂 Thanks for already popping over to visit my blog — I’m a bit late returning the visit this week. Happy WOYWW from Laura #122


  61. Sue Kment
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 19:41:04

    Got them all done? You got motivated for sure! Now on to more projects! Happy WOYWW!


  62. Susan ~ Killam Creative
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 13:32:35

    Wow, ummm… Errr… I’m not sure I can comment since I’m looking down at my iPad and drooling on the screen. Those cupcakes look and sound fantastic!

    I’ve tested new recipes on Husband’s coworkers. They never seem to mind!

    Thanks for visiting me. I’m quite impressed that you made all the desks!



  63. Lavinia
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 17:02:38

    If you lived near me, I would be running around to your place & diving in to that box of cup cakes as soon as! They look awesome, I baked today & my scones came out like rock cakes, even the bloody birds wouldn’t eat them 🙂 and my Victoria sponge cake just eked by, its ok, lots of jam & fresh cream disguised the weird taste of it! Nice to see your creative corner looking very creative & busy indeed! Good for you finishing all the invites! ……sorry I am late no net for days…


  64. Ohhh Snap
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 21:04:35

    Lovely crafty space :D. I really like those clear acrylic stamps. And oh my do those cupcakes look delicious!


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